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Lakes & Mountains

Vacation like a local and make your next getaway one to Europe's summer mountain resorts or charming lakeside villages. Recharge amongst the continent's sprawling mountain ranges or beside refreshing waters and soak up the charms of the region.

When many think about mountain vacations in Europe, Switzerland comes to mind-and for a good reason. It shares the Alps with seven other countries, including France, Italy, and Germany, and is home to some of the most famous mountain peaks: Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Rigi, and Titlis, to name a few. A rail vacation in the Swiss Alps promises stunning sites and exciting excursions, from hiking to scenic rail journeys on some of Europe's most famous trains, such as the Glacier Express. Switzerland has some famous lakes of its own, too, and a culinary cruise on Lake Lugano or a leisure cruise on Lake Lucerne are memorable moments on summer mountain vacations-and in winter, too.

For a relaxing vacation with a twist, consider a stunning holiday to the beautiful lakes in Europe. Italy's Lake Como may be the most famous, but Lake Garda is one of Italy's best-kept secrets, as is Lake Maggiore. Other popular destinations for Europe lakes and mountains holidays include Scotland, home to its iconic mountain, Ben Nevis-best seen from the Jacobite Steam Train's rail cars-and mysterious Loch Ness, and Slovenia' Lake Bled, nestled in the Julian Alps. With more than 500,000 lakes and numerous peaks and valleys, options abound for rail vacation to European mountain towns and lakeside hamlets.

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Trondheim
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2023MayJunJulSep
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
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  • DestinationItaly
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Glacier Express over Stone Bridge
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4.2 stars(13 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
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Edinburgh, Highlands & Islands
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  • DestinationScotland
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Landwasser Viaduct Glacier Express
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
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Kleine Scheddeg to the Jungraujoch
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
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13 days from
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
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Scenic Switzerland & Glacier Express
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Our customers love our Lakes & Mountains tours
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
25/Sep
customer
5 stars
“Meticulously organised self guided tour around a beautiful part of the world with high quality accomodation and flexibilty to try our hand on the Swiss Railways
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Edinburgh, the Highlands and Islands
14 Oct 2019
LORRAINE
5 stars
“Tour was very well run, organized, and included a variety of daily activities, including free time. The tour leader was so experienced, had a wealth of information. Was courteous and patient and seemed to be enjoying himself along with us. I highly recommend traveling with Vacations by Rail.
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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - An Escorted Experience
12 Oct 2019
QUINTON and TSUYAKO TURNER
5 stars
“Excellent Tour with exceptional guide!
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Best of Switzerland by Rail
31 Dec 2018
Eva M., Magnolia, AR
4 stars
“Very interesting and enjoyable.
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